Luz Hopewell is the Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of International Trade at the U.S. Small Business Administration. Ms. Hopewell works to enhance the ability of small businesses...
Office of International Trade: Missouri
Federal Funding: $1,017,448
The STEP program enables the State of Missouri to augment participation in its Missouri State Trade & Export Promotion = Unlimited Possibilities (MO STEP=UP) program, which has served as a valuable tool to Missouri’s trade efforts and outreach through one-stop-shopping for Missouri small businesses wishing to take part. Additionally, the MO STEP-UP BRIC(K) initiative offers funding considerations for markets in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and Korea in an effort to capitalize on small business growth in these areas. In addition to the STEP=UP activities, Missouri will also hold Governor-led trade missions to 9 international locations in Asia and Europe.